His family said Scott, an African-American, was unarmed and sitting in his car reading a book, waiting for his son to come home from school. But Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Scott exited his car with a gun, not a book. He said officers couldn’t find a book at the scene.
“It’s time for the voiceless majority to stand up and be heard,” said the police chief, who is black. “It’s time to change the narrative because I can tell you from the facts that the story’s a little bit different as to how it’s been portrayed so far, especially through social media.”
Putney said evidence and witnesses support the officers’ claim that Scott was armed. Officers repeatedly told Scott to drop his handgun, the chief said, but he didn’t. Officer Brentley Vinson, who is black, then shot him. Now we are faced with another riot scene by people so far out in front this story that they have no clue about the truth of the matter.
Nobody knows why Scott exited his car with a gun, only that he did. And we know for a fact that he approached the police despite their warnings to halt.
Now, lets put yourself in this man’s shoes for a moment and see if you can understand how such a situation might occur? Scott is of course a black man and he’s been hearing for a very long time from his peers that cops are brutal and they kill black men for little to no reason. The media helps Scott form an opinion because the media makes it seem like cops kill blacks all the time.
Scott would have to be deaf and blind not to have heard about the racial violence in Baltimore, Ferguson, Detroit, New York and so many other places this year and past years, much of it blamed on cops. He’s likely watched the news many times depicting crowds of black protestors battling with police in city after city, from coast to coast.
He’s linked to the civil rights movement by his race and and that movement has an ugly history where law enforcement was not always right. Also, his first person education of what it’s like to be black in America. He has no doubt been constantly reminded how he is an oppressed minority in his own country. The outrageous rhetoric and huge lies told by members of Black Lives Matter, by the militant Rev. Jeremiah Wright, by reactionary Priest Father Flagler, by phony Jesse Jackson, by huckster Al Sharpton, by racist Spike Lee, they have all been burned in his soul. It has filled Scott with rage and hatred for the injustice he feels is all around him. Of course this was a fiction account of what might have happened, but it explains how an irrational act might have happened.
Now a couple of cops enter into Mr. Scott’s life…while he’s sitting in his car. For reasons not yet apparent, they are telling him what to do, and in that sense treating him (at least in his eyes) like a criminal. Scott, who is allegedly handicapped, has a loaded pistol in an ankle holster and so he thinks to himself, he could be seconds away from making a courageous stand against police injustice, thus becoming either an instant martyr or a national hero, especially to the black community.
What do you think he’s going to do, in this heat of the moment? My guess exactly what he did do. He he had all reasons that he needed.
Now Scott is a victim, and as such he has martyr status for the cause, but ironically the 3000 plus black males who who were shot in Chicago this year won’t even register on the media’s radar. The spotlight is on solely Scott and the cops. It’s not on the black community, it’s not on black on black gun violence, it’s focused on the cops and their alleged misconduct. This would be almost comical if it were not so tragic. The irrational mentality of the protestors is not uncommon (for a mob), but what is uncommon is the gutless politicians who make excuses for the rioters, hoping to grab some votes down the road. That part is frustrating to any American with a shred of patriotism and common sense.
The part of the black community that is angry over this latest incident don’t want to believe that Scott was armed with a gun, despite the fact that the officer that actually fired the fatal shot was black and acting in a lawful and proper manner. They’re going to go with the false narrative…It’s another “Hands up – don’t shoot” deal only now its transformed into “He only had a book in his hand!”
I would go so far as to say, many people involved now, don’t care about the right or wrong of it, they are focused only on the fact that one more black man was killed by cops! So, the stage is set, the police and the next next “so-called” victim are doomed to play in yet another tragedy followed by another angry mob scene. Yes, the next big riot is already in the works. The forces of fear, bigotry, and hate are driving this race based division and tearing us apart as a country. The lies of the race-baiters are stomping all over the truth…now that’s the real injustice here.
The question you ought to be asking yourself is, how many more people will die before this country erupts into the worst racial violence we’ve seen since the Watts riots? Ask yourself, who will emerge to leverage off all this hate and division? These will be the people who will keep the violence alive, who will keep lies flowing if only to make sure justice is never served. You know that certain politicians will…they already have, its what some of them do for a living. Others, who are not even black, but hate America just the same will be there. From Muslim radicals to neo-Nazi’s, there’s something there for all them. And when the history of these times is finally written I believe that President Obama will have his legacy, but not the one he wanted.
Well said, Jack!
Obumble has done his best to negate all of the gains made by Dr. MLK, and that’s the only thing he’s succeeded in.
Thanks Deplorable J Soden and Deplorable Tina. Signed Deplorable me.
I’m just gonna keep saying this until you deign to give it some thought. You need to turn that box off. It’s turning you into a crazy person.
This post is … unhinged. We have problems to deal with … but … the barbarians are not at the gates … nor is the End Nigh. You gotta settle down. Turn the box off. Take a look out the window, walk around the block a couple of times. Paint something.
At the very least you must realize our country is not healthy when so many people are rioting and demonizing the entire law enforcement community and whites. Remember this: What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want it? Now! How absolutely stupid and hateful.
How many citizens are rioting?
Charlottesville is a single city.
You inflame and exaggerate.
And there has been yet another nasty incident. You have to face the fact that any doubt, or benefit thereof, was extinguished by the nation’s cop community many months ago.
Libby asks, how many citizens are rioting? Enough that governor called out the national guard, and law enforcement called for mutual aide from surrounding counties.
Oh, shut up you left-wing fool. Pay attention to what has happened in Charlotte. THAT is unhinged you maniacal nitwit.
Excellent post Jack, Telling it like it is in a true and concerned voice not anything like how Lunatic Libby puts it. She is insane.
Obama, “The Great Uniter”, his legacy will be a country divided and torn by race riots.
I note that the
The ongoing protests in Charlotte over the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott has some outraged observers wondering if “white lives matter.”
Influential finance blogger Zero Hedge, among others, have drawn attention to a video posted on social media that appears to show Charlotte protestors “beating, dragging, stripping, and laughing at an innocent white man.”
Many were also outraged by witness reports that Charlotte protesters had tried to throw a photographer into a burning fire.
Other videos emerged on social media showing protesters attacking white bystanders. Users tweeted them out using the hashtag #WhiteLivesMatter.
The extreme left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center has described and emerging “White Lives Matter” as a “racist” and “neo-Nazi” movement. Oh really? Just what is the “Black Lives Matter” movement, eh? The SPLC gives their extreme left-wing racist and anti-police comrades a pass, of course.
The SPLC is an ass.
Yeah Jack, look out the window and fantasize about how insignificant this Obama created mess really is. Ga’head…d’lude yerself.
Libby will go to any lengths to avoid admitting her team has performed very poorly. The party claiming the mantle of peace, tolerance and inclusion…the smarter party…has created hatred and division and riots.
Can they admit they’ve been a failure?
No…it’ll never happen…so YOU must need therapy.
But if Trump gets elected, emboldened, scrappy Libby will re-emerge. They are already signalling that Trump will drop the bomb inadvertently.
Clinton misplaced (left behind) the nuclear suitcase (football) according to his security. They seem always to be projecting their own failures, yes?
The moron media presstitutes have avoided the fact that the Charlotte officer who pulled the trigger was black – but that’s not convenient when you’re stoking racial hatred.
And then there’s this:
Wonder if there’s a list of outta-state race hustlers that law enforcement could share? Certainly won’t get that from the current Foolish Bungling Idiots!
You really need to stop reading the same old blogs and social media.
#1 you ignore one big huge fact! Gun or no gun NC is an Open carry State. having a Gun is not Illegal nor should it be scary to a COP.
#2 The Police have the same excuse every time. There are numerous videos of Officers shaking and holding a gun on people for no good reason. We do not train them properly. We have a shoot first and think later Police force.
#3 have you seen all 3 videos? The one the wife shot? The one from the house nearby? And now the Dashcam released from public pressure? Which by the way will be the last one released cause the Corrupt Gov has made Police videos not available to the Public? Nothing to see here we never lie! We never taint evidence? #PoliceState Stassi
#4 You have tried the case in your mind. This is unacceptable.Your disdain for people who are different than you is embarrassing.
#5 Police are usually not tried in a regular court as citizens are. They have a handpicked Grand Jury that let’s them off cause ya know the Brotherhood and all. Justice by class and color?
A white father does not have to worry about his child like a Black one does. You seem to have the opinion that all Police are 100% saints and all Citizens are 100% evil or is it just the Black Ones?
Spend a few days in NC with dark makeup on. Then come back after you see how you are treated. When all the White heads turn as you sit down in a restaurant. There are good People in NC and there are also a bunch of Southern Slave Master Wannabees.
I deplore the bigots down here in the south and quite frankly most are not very educated people. They are stupid and full of hate. yet somehow they think they are better than the rest of the world.
Dewster your list is woefully inaccurate. Do you know the difference between and empty hand and one with a loaded gun in it? Let’s start there and solve that mystery first.
A Beautiful Sight. People are rising for many reasons. We are all connecting to each other.
Where is the Tea party?
Dewster, it is not a beautiful sight when people are being intimidated, injured, and/or killed. It’s not a beautiful sight when cars are tipped over, stores are looted and set on fire. BLM is racist and not helpful to solving problems.